Luis B. Santiago
Luis B. Santiago, age 71, of 437 East 27th Street, Erie, PA, passed away on April 23, 2016 at his residence.
Born in Poncie, Puerto Rico on July 30, 1944, he was a son of the late Pedro Bonilla and Modesta Vasquez Santiago.
Luis was employed as a farmer at Picardo Farms in Girard, and worked at Hammermill Paper Company in Erie, PA.
He was married to the late Julie Budd on July 19, 1968 in Pennsylvania. She preceded him in death in 2007.
Before becoming ill, Mr. Santiago attended the Galata Pentecostal Church in Erie. He enjoyed working on the farm and loved animals. Luis was a very kind-hearted man and enjoyed helping people.
He is survived by one son, Angelo Santiago and his fiance, Jessica Sterling of Ripley, NY; one brother, Pedro Santiago of Aibonito, Puerto Rico; and one sister, Maria Bonilla of Erie, PA. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Brianna and Alberto, both of Ripley, NY; several nieces and nephews, and his dear friend, Lillian Reyes and her family, of Erie, PA.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one brother, William Santiago, and two sisters, Margo Bonilla and Gloria Santiago.
Askins Cremation Funeral Services is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.